What are Stata packages
Stata packages are user-contributed programs or commands that expand the capabilities of the Stata statistical software. They provide additional tools for tasks like data analysis, econometrics, and visualization, enhancing Stata’s built-in features.
Installing Stata packages from SSC
Installing packages from SSC is straight forward. For example if you wish to install
Installing community-contributed packages
While packages are regularly being added to SSC, in some cases you may need a package that has not been yet added but is available online. For example using
rdmulti package for regression discontinuity estimation.
net install rdmulti, from(https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rdpackages/rdmulti/master/stata) replace
If you are searching for the package but are unsure how to get the correct path; or alternatively if you are searching for packages that can help you in some specific application, the
search command comes in handy.
* Helps you find the installation path for rdmulti
* Lists packages that may be helpful for producing Venn diagrams
Installing packages from .ado files
If you wish to manually install a package using an .ado file, for example using work from a colleague that may not be available online you should just copy the ado file into your personal ado folder. To find the path for your personal folder, use either
* Provides different system directories, including personal ado folder
* Provides path to personal ado folder